Back Home Again (Original)
"Back Home Again" was inspired by the rich history of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and each element holds a piece of that history. The pagoda pictured was the first constructed at the track in 1913. The wreath of flowers was inspired by those worn around the neck of four-time Indy 500 winner, A.J. Foyt, after winning the 500 in 1961. The goggles are the same type worn by such well-known drivers as Eddie Rickenbacker and Wilbur Shaw racing in the early 1900's. The tachometer is from the 1928 Indy 500 winning Miller. Not to be missed are the ornamentation from the top of the Brickyard 400 PPG trophy, and the Indianapolis 500 Borg-Warner. The 2 inch deep cradled wood panel that the artwork is painted on lends a vintage feel, which compliments the historic imagery, even showing through in some areas of the piece. The art is an illustrative style, which was used to tell the story of, and the feeling inspired by the speedway... a feeling of being back home again. A special note written by the artist about the artwork and the historic events of 2020 appears on the back of the piece.